4 Essex Avenue, Suite 200
P.O. Box 259

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

CALL: 908-658-3800

FAX: 908-658-4659

Michelle M. O’Brien


(908) 306-6707

Education: Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.), King’s College (B.A.), Graduate of the Brennan-Vanderbilt American Inn of Court

Admissions: New Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations: Middlesex County Bar Association (Young Lawyer Committee), National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), New Jersey Defense Association (Director), New Jersey State Bar Association (Young Lawyer’s Division), Super Lawyers (Rising Star), The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (Trustee)



Michelle is a Partner in the firm’s litigation department where she specializes in insurance defense and coverage matters in addition to commercial litigation. Michelle has handled professional liability matters with an emphasis on legal malpractice and ethics grievances based upon underlying actions in several areas of practice and subject matters. In addition to various insurance companies and corporations, Michelle also frequently represents governmental entities in a variety of litigation matters. Michelle creates detailed case evaluations to assist clients making strategic litigation decisions and coverage advice to facilitate claim resolution.  Michelle develops and implements litigation strategies to successfully resolve matters and address the needs of clients, with consideration for the costs and benefits associated with litigation and pending claims.


Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Automobile Liability, Breach of Contract Claims, Commercial Litigation, General Liability, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Professional Liability Defense, Personal Injury, Property and Casualty, Public Entity Law

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion
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